At 1st Antrobus & Comberbach, we currently have around 60 members aged between 6 and 14 who meet at Antrobus St Mark’s School. All of our leaders are volunteers and give their time freely to make sure that the group delivers the balanced programme a scout group needs. The guide below gives a short introduction to scouting at 1st Antrobus & Comberbach and how to get involved if what we do interests you.
What is Scouting?
Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We believe in helping our members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life-long friends.
Is it expensive to join the Scouts?
For our young people, we ask families to contribute a small amount for subscriptions each term (this pays for things like insurance and the cost of keeping our fleet of boats in good order), and to contribute to the cost of camps and activities. We are a registered charity, and all the subscriptions we receive go directly to activities and the upkeep of our equipment – all of our leaders are 100% unpaid volunteers.
What type of activities will I get to take part in?
As well as the more traditional scout activities, Sea Scouts go kayaking, sailing, canoeing and power boating as part of their programme. Members take part in district and county organised scout events such as night hikes and various other competitions. Many of our members choose to complete courses and gain nationally recognised qualifications in these areas.
So how do I get involved?
Click 'Between 6 and 18'.
We can’t continue to offer the activities we do without the help of adults. If you would like to join either the committee or leadership team, click 'Over 18'.